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Recap / Yu Gi Oh Arc V Ep 64 Duel King Jack Atlas

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The Friendship Cup begins, and Yuya is preparing for his exhibition duel with the Duel King, Jack Atlas. Yuya's mind is on other things, though; after the meeting with the Executive Council, the other Lancers and Yuya's other friends were taken away to an unknown location, the Council assuring Yuya they would be safe and cared for, as long as he keeps winning. He asks his attendant about Jack, and is told Jack has the power and demeanor worthy of a Duel King. Meanwhile, Yuzu and Yugo arrive at the arena and head into the audience, where Yuzu sees Yuya ride out on his D-Wheel in preparation for the duel. Then, to the roar of the audience, Jack takes the field, and declares it will only take three turns to beat Yuya, counting his as well. On Reiji's request to the Council, the duel is an Action Duel and a Turbo Duel, with the Action Field "Cross Over Accel" activated.

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Jack takes the first turn and Synchro Summons Red Wyvern. Yuya counters with a Pendulum Summon, then swiftly into a Fusion and Xyz Summon, summoning Rune Eyes Pendulum Dragon and Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, stunning the crowd and the Council. Yuya uses an Action Card to block Red Wyvern's effect, then uses Dark Rebellion's effect to drain its ATK, allowing him to attack and deal heavy damage to Jack, taking him to only 300 Life Points. Yuya attacks with Rune Eyes, but Jack blocks the blow with an Action Card of his own, and then uses a Trap to revive his monsters. On his next turn Jack summons his ace monster, Red Demon's Dragon Scar-Light, and uses its effect to destroy Yuya's monsters and deal 500 damage for each of them. Yuya then takes Red Demon's direct attack, defeating him in three turns as Jack promised.

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As the attack hits, Yuya is thrown through the air from his motorcycle and lands heavily.

During the duel, Roget watches with a shadowed figured with a glowing red eye behind him.


This episode contains examples of:

  • Badass Biker: Yuya becomes a Turbo Duelist in this episode. Yuzu has a Turbo Duel uniform on as well, suggesting she'll be doing the same in the future.
  • Badass Boast: Jack declares that while he could beat Yuya on his first turn, the King's duels must be entertaining for the audience. Thus, he'll take the first turn and beat Yuya on his second turn, so the duel will last a bit longer. He then does exactly that.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Even for Arc-V, the clashing dueling styles here are something to be seen, as Yuya's Pendulums and Action Cards clash against the rapid Synchro Summoning decks and Turbo Duels of the 5Ds era. In another way, Jack duels to put on a show for his fans, so it's a clash between entertainers of two different styles.
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  • Do Not Go Gentle: Even if Jack beats him on his second turn, Yuya doesn't go quietly — he summons two of his best monsters in one turn and deals a massive 3700 point blow to Jack's Life Points. In fact, Yuya would have beaten the Duel King in one turn if Jack hadn't found an Action Card.
  • The Ghost: Finally subverted; Jack hasn't been seen in person yet, only talked about. Now he appears in person.
  • Kick the Dog: Not only Jack tells Yuya that his Entertainment Dueling is only self-satisfaction before beating him, but also has nothing but complete and utter contempt towards him. If Jack's personality is similar to his pre-Character Development 5D's counterpart, then he would've forego silently watching Yuya being taken by the medics in favor of sadistically torturing the latter as a reminder of what happens if someone would perform that kind of Entertainment Dueling.
  • Large Ham: It's Jack Atlas; this key trait from 5D's is fully intact.
  • Pet the Dog: Roget is informed by Security that Yugo and Yuzu are on their way to the arena and is asked if he wants them arrested now. He tells them no; he'll at least let the two enjoy the evening's festivities and watch Jack duel, since it's a rare privilege. He almost quotes Even Evil Has Standards in the process.
  • Stunned Silence: The crowd's reaction when it seems Yuya deals a First Turn Kill to Jack.
  • The Worf Effect: Jack deals a One-Hit KO to Yuya on his second turn to establish he's Duel King for a reason. Yugo lampshades the trope, telling Yuzu the whole reason there's an exhibition match before the tournament is to show off Jack's power.
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